Employers today are learning that offering a choice of work environment is appealing in a tight labor market. With more people working remotely, more homeowners are also looking for places that offer convenience and comfort when working from home. Here are the best neighborhoods in Charleston and its surrounding area for #WFH.
The transition to remote work was a necessity during the pandemic. Yet many office-based companies have realized there are benefits and are adopting hybrid models. This is changing a lot about the way we work. At the same time, it’s evolving what people are looking for when seeking their next place to live.
In the Charleston area, there are many great neighborhoods in which you can live happily and work in a hybrid fashion either in your own home office or out and about in the Holy City. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the city has been named #1 in the USA by Travel and Leisure for nine years running.
We’ve written before about the many reasons to move to Charleston, SC:
Now, add to that list these best neighborhoods around Charleston to work from home.
Of course, if you’re right in Charleston, you can easily find a cool place to grab a coffee and set up your laptop. If you need a little help relaxing while working remotely, try Second State Coffee’s lavender latte. This small, modern neighborhood spot is just a few blocks from College of Charleston.
Or work from the speakeasy taproom and courtyard of the Palmetto Brewery, South Carolina’s first brewery located in historic downtown Charleston. On the Eastside, you can try Mercantile and Mash. Found in an Old Cigar Factory, this coffee shop and eatery has free parking, a full menu, and many different types of seating. Plus, breakfast is served all day.
If you are more of a work out in nature type, find a shaded spot in Marion Square. Thanks to Google, there’s Free Wi-Fi in this popular park in downtown Charleston. Or you might set up in the garden or by the marsh of the Charles Town Landing Historic Site.
In neighborhoods around Charleston, you can also find good places to set up a remote office.
Cross the Ravenel Bridge from Charleston and you’re in Mount Pleasant, which is, unsurprisingly, a very pleasant place for work from home. The Vintage Coffee Cafe is a lap-top-friendly spot with outdoor areas, even a playground if you are forced to do a bring-your-kid-to-work afternoon. Or, if you really want to dig into some work without distractions, get a private cubby with power hookups right at your desk in the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library.
On Johns Island, we’d suggest pulling up a chair to a fresh pulled craft brew at Low Tide Brewing Company or Fat Pig Brewing Co. Or enjoy the proximity to the great outdoors to give yourself a mental break. The water cooler is replaced by watching osprey, owls, egrets, and other native bird species when you live on Johns Island. Our Kiawah River neighborhood isn’t far from the Johns Island County Park where you can brainstorm that next big innovation while walking, running, and horseback riding through 738 acres of unspoiled nature.
Kiawah Island offers more wondrous natural scenery for your mental break. Plus, if you’re in an industry that likes to get work done on the links, you’ll be right at home on one of the many awe-inspiring golf courses.
At Nexton in Summerville, you can get some exercise in away from your desktop at the Wellness and Amenity Center. Or just get out and explore one of the neighborhood’s miles of trails and pathways over nearly 30 parks.
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